Next Board Meeting
Monday, March 17, 6 p.m.
- Outreach & Education Committee - Chair, Andi Briceno
Meeting: March 10, 5:30 p.m.
- Planning Committee – Chair, Stephanie Mood
Meeting: March 10, 6:30 p.m.
- Finance Committee – Chair, Chet Nelson
Meeting: March 10, 7 p.m.
Meetings are held in the Co-op's Community Room
Your Right, Your Responsibility -
People's Board of Directors' Election
Dear Co-op Owners,
It's that time of year again when we hold the Co-op's Board of Directors' Election and
gather together for our Annual Meeting. This year's Meet & Greet event—where you can
get to know the board candidates—will be held on Sunday, March 9th from 10 a.m.– noon.
If you can't make it to the Meet and Greet, you can still catch introductions and
speeches from the board candidates at the Co-op's Annual Meeting in April; see the
election pull-out special that starts on page 8A of the Co-op's newsletter for more
It is important that owners understand the role of the board as they make their voting
decisions. We've printed information pertaining to the board's role in the election pull-out
section of the Co-op Newsletter, but welcome any questions that you might have
regarding the election or the board itself. Please note that beyond the primary
responsibilities, individual directors do not direct the daily operation of the Co-op,
supervise staff members, or speak for the cooperative as a whole; they exercise authority
only as a group.
Candidate Meet & Greet
Sunday, March 9, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Co-op Community Room
The Meet & Greet is an opportunity for owners to meet candidates who
are running for the board in this year's Board of Directors' election.
People's Celebrates Great American Meatout
Sunday, March 16, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Every March, caring people in more than a thousand communities
in all 50 states welcome spring by asking their friends and neighbors to
kick the meat habit and explore a wholesome, nonviolent diet of
vegetables, legumes, fruits, and grains. Meatout is an international
observance helping individuals evolve to a wholesome, compassionate
diet. The purpose is to expose the public to the joys and benefits of a
plant-based diet, while promoting the availability and selection of
alternatives to meat and dairy in mainstream grocery stores, restaurants,
and catering operations.
Meatout has grown explosively since its inception in 1985 to
become the world's largest annual grassroots diet education campaign.
Several mainstream health advocacy organizations, including the
American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, Johns Hopkins
University, and the American Heart Association, have since launched their
own campaigns to promote consumption of plant-based foods.
Stop by People's Organic Food Market on Sunday, March 16 and
learn more about a vegetarian lifestyle from the friendly folks of the Last
Chance for Animals. They will be hosting an information table in front of
Founded in part on the principle of offering cruelty-free products,
People's Co-op is one of only two vegetarian food cooperatives in the
country! It is part of our vision to help people live in ways that are
ecologically sustainable, which includes promoting a vegetarian lifestyle."Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life
on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." ~ Albert Einstein,
physicist, Nobel Prize 1921